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    Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Use this thread to update trail conditions at HC

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    What is the sketchy situation going on in the parking lot on the advanced side? There are always people in their cars, without bikes, lurking around.

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    Yep, I noticed a few folks on Ned Shelton/Pinnacle side but their behavior was nothing they could be charged for. Park Police were making visits and they were watching similar behavior at Cane Ridge. Pleased to see the trail was better than expected, until this evenings rain. Lot's of spots that will drain better with some de-burming. Looked at some good spots for pump track though not far from Pinnacle trailhead.

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kylevee View Post
    What is the sketchy situation going on in the parking lot on the advanced side? There are always people in their cars, without bikes, lurking around.
    They are looking for someone to play butt darts with.
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    Anyone checked the trail today? I'm assuming it won't be rideable due to the freezing temps and thawing. If someone knows the latest I'd love to hear a report. Thanks!
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    Any word on this trail? I would really like to get on some trails today with the great weather.

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    I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has been on the trail too. I see Hammy is "all open" on the Sorba Trail Conditions page but given the weather we've had this week I find it hard to believe most trails have this status. Keeping my eye open on the forums for the next hour or so.
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    Went out there today for the first time. Most of the trail was dry with some mushy sections. More importantly, there are two LARGE trees across the right half of the lakeside trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamaharrey View Post
    Went out there today for the first time. Most of the trail was dry with some mushy sections. More importantly, there are two LARGE trees across the right half of the lakeside trail.
    was one about 20 feet in from the trailhead? if so, that one has been there. i don't have a chainsaw or i would clear it.
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    Wild pack of beavers on the loose at Hammy. At least 6 trees down, one is big enough to require a reroute or a lumberjack.

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Any possible chance that hammy will be ridable by Tuesday afternoon? No rain in the forecast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trajik View Post
    Anyone checked the trail today? I'm assuming it won't be rideable due to the freezing temps and thawing. If someone knows the latest I'd love to hear a report. Thanks!
    Hoping to see good conditions tomorrow- Monday.

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    Can anyone offer location of larger trees blocking trail? Not we have a "report damage" feature on our status app that will allow pictures and gps info. THANKS!
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    Last time I was out there, it was on the Lakeside trail. Not very helpful, but there were enough trees down it would make sense to walk it with a chainsaw and clear them out.

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    anyone been to hammy lately?
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    Yup. Muddy and lots of trees down.

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    It wasn't too bad on Lakeside. There's the few creek crossings holding water and a handful of muddy sections. There's also this big mofo about 1.25 miles in....


    I like the attempt at stacking logs to climb over it.
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    Glad the water is subsiding. Perhaps out faithful Sorba board could contact Metro about this tree. They will usually come out and take care of one this size.

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    here's my best guess at gps coordinates of the tree.


    36.104473, -86.626981


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/36...!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Glad the water is subsiding. Perhaps out faithful Sorba board could contact Metro about this tree. They will usually come out and take care of one this size.
    perhaps bud will take a day off from aedc and go saw it up with his hand saw....
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    Quote Originally Posted by drwx View Post
    perhaps bud will take a day off from aedc and go saw it up with his hand saw....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Now you are just starting trouble!
    No problem here; I appreciate a few jabs; perhaps something will take; or has; probably not a foldable on that size; Maintainer has cut them with a straight handsaw; I would need my chainsaw; do not know how long that tree has been down; it would not last the day out at AEDC. Two cuts and a roll after you got to it; ten minutes maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bud View Post
    do not know how long that tree has been down; it would not last the day out at AEDC.
    That is because you and the Maintainer are retired and don't have anywhere near the number of trails to attend to.

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    Has Sorba done any work at Hamilton Creek in the last year? If so - great! It's about to become the neglected trail! You will need a man size chainsaw for this tree. There are 4 or 5 out there the last time I rode there. If I had a chainsaw that big, I would take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bud View Post
    time check, 411
    this site still on standard time? we have moved forward down here

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Has Sorba done any work at Hamilton Creek in the last year? If so - great! It's about to become the neglected trail! You will need a man size chainsaw for this tree. There are 4 or 5 out there the last time I rode there. If I had a chainsaw that big, I would take care of it.
    Someone has done some armoring in some of the muddy spots and drainage crossings, though I don't think it was SORBA. I stuck to the lakeside because I figured the other side would entail more climbing over and around downed trees.
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    Hmmm wonder who that was? Bud maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Has Sorba done any work at Hamilton Creek in the last year? If so - great! It's about to become the neglected trail! You will need a man size chainsaw for this tree. There are 4 or 5 out there the last time I rode there. If I had a chainsaw that big, I would take care of it.
    You could go rent a bigger chainsaw, which is what I plan on doing next weekend. If anyone that wants to help me with clearing and or pitching in on the rental cost, let me know. I will post sometime next week on the day and time.

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    Chris -

    I think that is very noble and altruistic of you. However, Metro will usually take care of this if they are contacted. If Metro can't or won't, then should not Sorba rent a chainsaw and take care of this? You talking about the weekend of the 12th?

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    Yes the weekend of the 12th.

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Cleared a couple of newly fallen trees on the pinnacle side...ate cake and ice cream when I got back to the parking lot. It was awesome.

    There's still some good sections of squish on that side. Lakeside is much better right now.

    Great day for a ride.
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    Pinnacle side in great condition tonight!

    I have been giving Percy too much love and forgot how awesome Hammy is!

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    The lake side was almost perfect last night. There were only a few damp spots with no transfer of dirt to tire.

    Get out and ride before the poison ivy/oak takes over!

    Also, what's up with a couple of the alternate lines? Are they incapable of riding the section or are they speeding up their Strava time? I'm all about more alternatives but these are not marked/official. I came to a stop a couple of times trying to remember which way to go.

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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    There's a 1.5' or so diameter tree down on the pinnacle side about a mile or so clockwise from the tunnel. I'm not Paul Bunyan certified, so I just walked over the tree.
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    Re: Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Need some more positive traffic on the pinnacle side. There were at least 10 cars of dudes cruising out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drwx View Post
    Cleared a couple of newly fallen trees on the pinnacle side...ate cake and ice cream when I got back to the parking lot. It was awesome.

    There's still some good sections of squish on that side. Lakeside is much better right now.

    Great day for a ride.
    And you didn't take a selfie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    And you didn't take a selfie?
    maybe next time. if you would have been there, you could have seen me eating cake.
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    I was thinking the same thing!!!! Did a drive buy the otherday and there was like 4 cars parked with ppl just sitting in there cars w/out bikes... Makes me not want to park there....
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    Rode the lake side hammy, this morning... Trail was good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drwx View Post
    It wasn't too bad on Lakeside. There's the few creek crossings holding water and a handful of muddy sections. There's also this big mofo about 1.25 miles in....


    I like the attempt at stacking logs to climb over it.
    Tree has been sawed out of the way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpledog View Post
    I was thinking the same thing!!!! Did a drive buy the otherday and there was like 4 cars parked with ppl just sitting in there cars w/out bikes... Makes me not want to park there....
    Hammy is a public park, so they don't need to have bikes to be there. Now if they are doing other things, then we have a problem.

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    Of course they are doing other things. I just don't get how they don't hear your freewheel as you approach and catch them in the act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Of course they are doing other things. I just don't get how they don't hear your freewheel as you approach and catch them in the act.
    i haven't caught any in the act since i got my loud hope pro 2 evo hub. i think they can hear me from a mile or two away. maybe they think it's a swarm of bees or something.
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    I have a Hope hub as well. I still can't believe the people, that when you come upon them, seem startled that a mountain biker would have the nerve to ride his mountain bike on a mountain bike trail when people are trying to hike and sodomize each other.

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    Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions Here - everyone post!

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    I have a Hope hub as well. I still can't believe the people, that when you come upon them, seem startled that a mountain biker would have the nerve to ride his mountain bike on a mountain bike trail when people are trying to hike and sodomize each other.
    I've found that walking around the parking lot snapping pictures of license plates clears most out for a bit. That being said it usually comes down to frequent patrolling by PD.

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    Bottom line is - if you go to Centennial and park on the grass, a Park Ranger will be on you. But they seem to have little concern about what happens at Hamilton Creek or Cane Ridge. Unless they are going to camp out and do some sting operations, the activity will continue.

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